Young Colombians file landmark climate lawsuit

The group of plaintiffs aged 7 to 26 who filed a climate change lawsuit against the Colombian government on Jan. 29, 2018. Photo taken in Bogota, Nov. 25, 2017. Photo courtesy Dejusticia.

A group of young Colombians, one as young as seven, filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government (on Monday 29th Jan 2018) demanding it protect their right to a healthy environment in what campaigners said was the first such action in Latin America.

The lawsuit, filed at a Bogota court, alleges the government's failure to stem rising deforestation in Colombia puts their future in jeopardy and violates their constitutional rights to a healthy environment, life, food and water. Read more »

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